Winthrop University: Study Abroad: General Information
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  • It's not too early to start planning for study abroad in 2021! Visit our virtual advising room during drop-in times. 
  • Drop-in advising available M-F through the end of the semester.
  • Complete the first step of the study abroad process by attending a group advising session on Tuesdays 11-12 or Fridays 2-3.

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Study Abroad

Winthrop University provides a variety of enriching opportunities for students to study abroad on all four corners of the globe and everywhere in between. Specifically, Winthrop has study abroad programs in locations including Central America, the Southern Cone (including Argentina), Asia, Australia, Africa, and Europe.  Students can participate in summer, semester, or full academic year programs abroad, and tailor their experience to their specific academic goals and personal interests.  Additionally, Winthrop has created clear connections between studying abroad and the curriculum we offer our students.  In fact, a majority of Winthrop's academic departments have identified a semester where students in their majors can study abroad and still graduate within a four-year time frame.  A sampling of the opportunities offered at Winthrop are listed below as well as steps students can take to begin one of the most exciting opportunities Winthrop has to offer.


Winthrop Study Abroad Opportunities

Winthrop Faculty-Led Programs
With Faculty-Led programs, Winthrop students take academic courses that include a travel component abroad.  These trips are typically short-term in nature (less than a semester in length) and are directed by Winthrop faculty members.  They range in duration from seven (7) days to four (4) weeks.  Faculty-Led study abroad programs are an ideal way for students to gain invaluable international experience while still maintaining work and family commitments at home.  Student participants typically attend class meetings during the semester and while abroad.  Additionally, students pay course tuition and the program fee to Winthrop.  Upon successful completion of the course, students receive Winthrop University credit.  Visit the Study Abroad Portal for an updated list of upcoming Faculty-Led programs

Winthrop Exchange Programs
Winthrop University has student exchange agreements with a number of foreign universities.  With this type of program, students pay their regular tuition to Winthrop and study at one of our partner universities abroad, and receive transfer credit upon successful completion of their program.  Currently, Winthrop has exchange agreements with universities in Australia, Finland, Germany, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, and Taiwan.  To learn more about Winthrop's exchange opportunities, visit our Winthrop Programs page.

Winthrop Partner Programs
Winthrop University also has fourteen partnerships with international institutions and organizations overseas.  With these partner programs, Winthrop students pay their regular tuition to Winthrop and study at one of our partner universities abroad.  After their semester or year overseas, students who participate in these partner programs receive transfer credit upon successful completion of their program. Currently, Winthrop has multiple partnership agreements in the following countries:  Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Egypt, England, France, Ireland, Italy, Panama, Senegal, and Spain.  To learn more about Winthrop's exchange opportunities, visit our Winthrop Programs page.

Additional Opportunities
Interested in going somewhere further afield?  To browse all study abroad programs, access resources, and apply online, please visit Winthrop's Study Abroad Portal

National Student Exchange
Winthrop participates in the National Student Exchange program, whereby students can study away at over 180 institutions in the United States, Canada, US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, or Guam. To learn more, please visit our About NSE web page.


Last Updated: 4/30/20